Sunday, June 28, 2009
I hope your week is going well. I am so excited to have a short work week. We get Friday off, but I'm also taking Thursday off, so 4 day weekend, here I come.
This card is one that I made last weekend. I had to break in some of my new stamps from the Stampin' Up' preorder catalog. I love the Circle Circus stamp set, but I'm having trouble figuring out how to use it.
I have to say that I love these colors together. The photograph didn't turn out the greatest, but the colors look really pretty together in real life.
Have a great day!
I hope you have enjoyed your weekend. I know my blog was quiet most of last week. It was quite a busy week at work. I didn't get home til later in the evening, so it left little time for crafting and blogging.
I tried to remedy some of the lack of crafting this weekend. I made a couple cards although the mojo was not kicked into gear, probably for lack of exercise last week ;) I also have been making some jewelry for upcoming birthdays.
So tonight, I thought I'd share some of my recent jewelry creations.
I used swarovski crystals (fuschia and light lavender), freshwater pearls and sterling silver. I think these colors are so pretty together. It's really sparkly and vibrant. I put a little dangle off of the bracelet. It's a little blurry in both photos, but hopefully you get the idea.
I hope you have a very blessed evening.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I stamped the image on watercolor paper and then colored with my Stampin' Up markers and ink pads. Coloring is so much fun!
We've done a lot of chores today. It's always good to mark some things off the to-do list. I think we are going to grill out tonight and watch a movie. I love Saturday nights!
Enjoy your weekend!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I hope your week is going well. I have to admit that I am so tired. I don't even have the energy to craft if that tells you anything;) Work has been so busy. My whole day is just solid meetings and running around. I'm so grateful to have a good job. The busy days go by faster, but boy, am I TIRED.
Today's card I made awhile back for a couple from church who had us over for dinner. This card is pretty simple, but I really like the colors.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed day!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I hope you've had a wonderful weekend. We worked hard around the house yesterday, but today we have taken it easy. We got up and went to church. And when we got home, we indulged in a Sunday afternoon nap. Oh, how I love to nap. It was so wonderful. We still have a lot of chores to get done, but they're not going anywhere ;)
For today's post, I dug out some die cut butterflies that were in my scrap drawer. I just love the Stampin' Up! butterflies die cutter. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set, and I think it makes this card a perfect one to send as a just because to a friend. I also used some soon to be retiring SU! paper. (I hate that so much of my designer paper is retiring).
A couple of weeks ago I shared some decorations to a baby shower at my church (see post here if you missed it). Today, I want to direct you to the cake that was made for the shower. Check it out here. It was so adorable. I just had to direct you to the photos of it. Unfortunately, I was unable to stick around to taste it. I'm sure it tasted better that it looked (Amber is quite the talented cook). Personally, I would've had trouble cutting it because it was so cute.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
We're enjoying our no agenda weekend and are trying to be productive. The weather is cool but very humid. I went for a walk earlier and was dripping with sweat. There is a neighborhood garage sale today, and I glanced about while walking. I didn't see anything that really piqued my interest. I'm off to do some more chores and try to fit in some crafting :)
Enjoy your weekend!
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Great Friend, PTI Polka dot basics
Ink: SU! Basic Black, Certainly Celery, So Saffron
Cardstock: SU! So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: SU! Bashful Blue ribbon, Buttons galore, DMC floss, SU! Scallop border punch
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I hope your Friday is amazing. Thanks for stopping by!
Stampin' Up: Old Olive, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Whisper white (paper), Old Olive ribbon, scallop punch, Cameo Coral, Chocolate chip ink
Paper Tray Inc. Bird Watching
Hero Arts stamp, pearls
Cuttlebug swiss dots folder
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Happy Wednesday to you! I hope you are having a wonderful week. Mine has been HECTIC. Work has been so busy. I've made some time to create but not gotten all the photos taken. However, I do have one to share. I hope you like.
You can see that I used a lot of designer paper on this one. Unfortunately you cannot see the strip to the right as well as I would like, and the scallops kind of blend in. It's too dark now for me to rephotograph, so I hope you enjoy it as it is. (The strip of green is actually old olive but looks more like garden green for some reason, oh well!!)
SU: Raspberry Tart desinger series paper, Old olive paper, Shimmery white paper, Cameo Coral paper, Scallops border punch, Scallop oval punch. Rose red ribbon, old olive marker, cameo coral marker, rose red marker, old olive classic stamp pad.
PTI: Damask Designs
Martha Stewart punch
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I hope you are having a wonderful week. Mine has been a busy one but quite nice. Work has had a lot going on. Also, I have a dear friend in town from our office in England. She and I have gotten to do some fun things (lunch, dinner, shopping). I've really been enjoying spending some time with her.
She links to Lauren's template for the baby onesie. It really is pretty easy and is SO cute. Everyone loves it when I've given it.
Here's a close up of one of the "onesies" in the banner.
Lastly, this is a photo of the mother's bracelet
I made for her. They are having a little boy,
and he will be named Jack. His due date is
July 4th, so I added the birthstone for July
as a charm to the bracelet.
Jewelry making is one of my other hobbies. I really love making it. I never buy jewelry anymore. I am finding it difficult to photograph but am working on it. You will likely be seeing more of it in the future.
That's all for tonight.